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Noun: casualty  ka-zh(oo-)ul-tee
  1. (military) someone injured, killed, captured or missing in a military engagement
     
  2. Someone injured or killed in an accident
    - injured party
     
  3. An accident that causes someone to die
    - fatal accident
     
  4. (military) a decrease of military personnel or equipment
     
  5. [Brit] Emergency department in a hospital or clinic, staffed and equipped to provide emergency care to people requiring immediate medical treatment
    - emergency room [N. Amer], ER [N. Amer], emergency [N. Amer], accident and emergency [Brit]

Derived forms: casualties

Type of: accident, decrease, drop-off, fatality, hospital room, human death, lessening, victim

Encyclopedia: Casualty